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Focal Retropharyngeal Space Mass
Bronwyn E. Hamilton, MD; Christine M. Glastonbury, MBBS
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DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

    ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

    • Key Differential Diagnosis Issues

      • Helpful Clues for Common Diagnoses

        • Helpful Clues for Less Common Diagnoses

          • Helpful Clues for Rare Diagnoses

            Selected References

            1. Lukins DE et al: The moving carotid artery: a retrospective review of the retropharyngeal carotid artery and the incidence of positional changes on serial studies. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 37(2):336-41, 2015
            2. Kitazume Y et al: Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance neurography for parapharyngeal schwannomas: preoperative determination of the originating nerves. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 38(6):930-5, 2014
            3. Gunn GB et al: The impact of radiographic retropharyngeal adenopathy in oropharyngeal cancer. Cancer. 119(17):3162-9, 2013
            4. Debnam JM et al: Retropharyngeal and prevertebral spaces: anatomic imaging and diagnosis. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 45(6):1293-310, 2012
            5. Kaplan SL et al: The role of MR imaging in detecting nodal disease in thyroidectomy patients with rising thyroglobulin levels. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 30(3):608-12, 2009
            6. Shi H et al: Primary retropharyngeal synovial sarcoma. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 30(4):811-2, 2009
            7. Gross ND et al: Impact of retropharyngeal lymph node metastasis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 130(2):169-73, 2004
            8. Davis WL et al: Retropharyngeal space: evaluation of normal anatomy and diseases with CT and MR imaging. Radiology. 174(1):59-64, 1990
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            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

              ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

              • Key Differential Diagnosis Issues

                • Helpful Clues for Common Diagnoses

                  • Helpful Clues for Less Common Diagnoses

                    • Helpful Clues for Rare Diagnoses

                      Selected References

                      1. Lukins DE et al: The moving carotid artery: a retrospective review of the retropharyngeal carotid artery and the incidence of positional changes on serial studies. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 37(2):336-41, 2015
                      2. Kitazume Y et al: Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance neurography for parapharyngeal schwannomas: preoperative determination of the originating nerves. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 38(6):930-5, 2014
                      3. Gunn GB et al: The impact of radiographic retropharyngeal adenopathy in oropharyngeal cancer. Cancer. 119(17):3162-9, 2013
                      4. Debnam JM et al: Retropharyngeal and prevertebral spaces: anatomic imaging and diagnosis. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 45(6):1293-310, 2012
                      5. Kaplan SL et al: The role of MR imaging in detecting nodal disease in thyroidectomy patients with rising thyroglobulin levels. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 30(3):608-12, 2009
                      6. Shi H et al: Primary retropharyngeal synovial sarcoma. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 30(4):811-2, 2009
                      7. Gross ND et al: Impact of retropharyngeal lymph node metastasis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 130(2):169-73, 2004
                      8. Davis WL et al: Retropharyngeal space: evaluation of normal anatomy and diseases with CT and MR imaging. Radiology. 174(1):59-64, 1990